Shades of summer blush for a perfectly pretty palette

Sun bleached cerise and faded fuchsia makes blush pink the perfect colour for a summer wedding. Elegant and chic, blush has a simple sophistication that doesn’t overwhelm, only enhanced by the summer sunshine.

Here are some of our favourite ideas to compliment your blush colour palette.

Dress

A beautiful blush dress is such a pretty alternative to a white dress. If you’re having any part of your wedding outside, white tends to be a bit dazzling under the sun!

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Hailey Paige’s beaded bodice and tulle skirt is beautiful in blush.
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Gorgeous intricate detail on this Stella York dress. Stunning illusion back and delicate embellishment make for a dramatic blush gown.
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Lace, tulle and elegant blush – a perfectly pretty creation. Image: Dana Cubbage Weddings
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Galia Lava weaves lace, tulle and glamour into this gorgeous dress.

Shoes

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If you decide a white or ivory dress is an absolute must, a pretty blush shoe is a perfect tone for summer footwear. Match your shoes to your blush colour palette!

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A touch of sparkle with Badgley Mischka
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Simple, elegant and sophisticated design from Jimmy Choo
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Oh so pretty in pink with a touch of glitter. Perfect footwear from Christian Louboutin. Image: Milton Photography
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Vintage design and plenty of gorgeous embellishment from Emmy London

Decor

Elegant touches of blush can make a neutral theme so pretty! Adding metallics really lifts the colour and makes a fabulous companion tone.

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Mirrors and candles add the perfect elegant touch to reflect and illuminate the pretty pastel colour.
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
These sweet chair wraps soften the white and add a touch of colour to the neutral palette. Image: Emotion TTL
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Metallics and greenery are a perfect addition to your blush palette, giving it a rich natural, earthy vibe. Image: Kristina Curtis
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In love with these drapes! Not only do they soften the harsh lines of stone columns, but fluttering gently in the breeze, they’ll add movement to your decor, wafting the fragrance of the roses through your day. Image: Samuel Lippke Studios

Cake

There’s so much choice if you pick a blush palette for your cake. Mix and match with white tiers and blush tiers, or go for a white cake and accessorise with blush flowers. Throw in a metallic for a touch of glam!

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Cute ruffles and a watercolour cake – perfect for a summer blush wedding! And added metallics for extra wow! Image: The Abigail Bloom Cake Company
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Pretty pretty pretty! Elegant lace work and sugar flowers make for a perfect cake. Image: Rosalind Miller Cakes
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What a creation! Tiers of blush mixed with white and decorated with real flowers and succulents. A perfect combination for an outdoor summer wedding. Image: Liga Photography
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Is that strawberry frosting we spy?! Simple and chic, just a few flowers is all this ruffled creation needs. Image: Jeff Loves Jessica

Florals

You’ve got two options – mix with whites for a delicate, light and pretty bouquet; or mix with dark, contrasting colours for some drama! Roses and peonies work well for a fluffy bunch and add some greenery to make the blush stand out.

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Roses are always a gorgeous choice! Using just one type of flower makes a real impact. Use them in a range of subtle tones for a beautiful bouquet.
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Mixing blush with darker tones brings some impact and makes for a truly eye-catching bouquet.
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Peonies are a rose’s best friend! Create a soft, fluffy bouquet with white and the subtlest of blush tones.
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You can not go wrong with a floral wall! Perfect for photos, the hints of greenery really make the blush tones shine through. Image: KT Merry Photography

Table decoration

Whether you choose to compliment your blush tones with greenery, white, metallics, or leave it as pure blush, the result will not fail to bring a sweet tranquillity to your tablescape. Rose gold and copper work well with blush or go for a distressed vintage metallic. Blush works really well for a vintage feel!

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Mix metallics for a striking vintage feel. Image: Rebecca Goddard Photography
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Stunning blush blossoms and clean, crisp white go hand in hand for an elegant tablescape.
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Bring a natural feel to your blush palette with fresh greenery and wood.
Bleached Blush Tones - shades of summer blush, blush colour palette, wedding colour palette
Add a dash of the garden with some wild daisies. Silver tones can work if they’re not shiny and bright. These distressed vases have a vintage feel which compliments the palette.

Blush is a gorgeous summer hue, casting a feeling of calm over the day – perfect for a hot summer wedding. It’s pretty and feminine, and we think it adds a touch of elegant luxury to any day.

For more colour inspiration, head over to our themes and colour palettes pages.

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